Building the Human Infrastructure for Transforming Cities
Energy use, distribution and supply in cities accounted for about 78% of the world’s primary energy use and over 60% of global greenhouse emissions. There is significant need and potential for transformation of technical, governance, policy, commercial and industrial approaches within our urban settings, but their implementation relies upon the development of workforce capacity and skills. An initiative between institutions on either side of the Canada-US border is seeking to tackle this need with a comprehensive framework and global expertise.
As Director Sustainability at Sheridan College, Herb Sinnock is responsible for implementation of Mission Zero, the institution’s ambitious plan to reduce energy consumption, waste to landfill and greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to joining Sheridan College, he was Manager of the Centennial Energy Institute at Centennial College in Scarborough, Ontario. With nearly 25 years of experience in the energy sector, Herb has worked in project management, technology research and product development for projects funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Ontario Power Authority, US Department of Energy, US Air Force, City of Lowell Massachusetts and Yankee Atomic Electric Company.
His technical specialties are energy management, advanced control systems, neural networks, system integration, heat transfer, mathematical modelling and distributed power systems. Herb holds a MSc Energy Engineering – University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts.